The Wayward Cloud
The Wayward Cloud (2005)

The subjects of love, sex, and lust in modern-day Taiwan are given a surreal, kaleidoscopic treatment in Tsai Ming-Liang's experimental feature film. The Wayward Cloud contains no plot per se, but rather a succession of strange set… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 10, 2008
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76%
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71%


Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wally Hammond
Time Out

The film's meandering, surrealist-kissed, early scenes dance nicely in time with his urban protagonist's disconnected, existential malaise.

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Nathan Lee
Village Voice

Tsai's emptied-out aesthetic has never felt so empty, his mannerisms so pointlessly mannered.

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Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

The Wayward Cloud finds Ming-liang in a rut and unable to elevate his neon wilderness to the heights of the rest of his consistently fascinating oeuvre.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The Wayward Cloud offers one plausible moral: If life hands you watermelons, make love to them.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A witty, insightful and typically idiosyncratic continuation of Tsai's earlier features.

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Kam Williams
Sly Fox

Taiwanese titillation flick featurings watermelon as a metaphor.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The Taiwanese sex musical The Way ward Cloud is notable for its bizarre uses of watermelons. I won't give you the details because my editor would just cut them out.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Juicy surrealist film.

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Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

A curiously-compelling and impossible to pigeonhole romantic romp which blurs the line between pornography and legit cinema in magnificent fashion.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
tsai ming-liang's harshest film. the last scene made me hate everyone
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"The Wayward Cloud" is a sequel to "What Time Is It There?", set during a severe drought in Taiwan. The movie opens in… More
Greg S
A porn stud romances a shy girl during a drought in Taiwan; four hallucinatory musical numbers describe the character's feelings. A very strange film… More
Saskia D.
Wow this one is hard to rate.. It's one of the strangest movies I've seen in a long long time! But it's definitely worth watching. Nice camera… More